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COVID RECOVERY : 

Relax & Restore

 
Re-energize body and mind...


jumpstart your recovery from the drains of the COVID pandemic...

 


As the worldwide pandemic continues, are you feeling more stressed?   

Worried?   Anxious?   Tired?   

Running on empty?


This NEW six-session program introduces a variety of research-based practices to help :

  • restore and recharge
  • enhance physical and mental health
  • increase effectiveness and self-regulation in the midst of a stressful life


Along with tips on how to build up resiliency to get through life's rough patches, a different restorative mind/body technique is practiced every week :

  • breathing patterns that most powerfully impact the parasympathetic nervous system
    (the part of the nervous system that calms, heals, rests, and restores us)
    and how to measure it with biofeedback!

  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation

  • Autogenic Training

  • Open Focus / Open Awareness

  • meditation

  • Power Hour  (and it doesn't take an hour!)

Beyond providing many options, experiencing this 'smorgasbord' increases understanding of which elements are most personally effective, along with how to modify them and match techniques to numerous situations.

Skills training is emphasized in class and daily practice is very strongly recommended. Like playing the piano or riding a bicycle, invested practice produces effective skills that last a lifetime.

 

This program is experiential, which makes it hard for you to get the full sense of its possibilities from simply reading a program description.  Perhaps it would help to know what past participants in the longer, more intensive, 12-session Relaxation & Stress Management Skills Training program have said...  read more...

Some people choose to have a combination of private sessions along with a group program.  For example, you may wish to have 1, 2, or more private sessions to get started right away on training while waiting for the next group program to start. Some individuals benefit from private training after a group program in order to fine-tune skills and tailor them to specific situations.

 

DATES,  TIMES,  and LOCATION :


The COVID RECOVERY : Relax & Restore program begins

on Tuesday, MAY 24, 2022

meeting from 7:00 - 8:00 pm  

for 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings

ON-LINE 
(this will be a virtual program via Zoom)

 

FEE :

  • $ 20 for University of Guelph students   (due to a subsidy from U of G Student Health Services)
  • $ 59 for members of United Steelworkers Local 4120   (due to a subsidy from Local 4120)
  • $ 119 for all others

Payment is on-line (or by cheque or e-transfer, if pre-arranged)

Gift certificates are available.

 

TO REGISTER :


You are fully registered in the program once you have submitted 
payment here.

 

PRIOR to REGISTERING:

University of Guelph students  - to request your Coupon Code for the subsidized fee, e-mail your name and Student ID number to ksomers@uoguelph.ca. 

Members of USW Local 4120  - to request your Coupon Code for the subsidized fee, e-mail your name to ksomers@uoguelph.ca.

 

WHAT IF I MISS A CLASS ?  

It would be ideal to attend all of the 6 classes in the program, however if you miss a class there are class handouts which can help you "catch up".  You may also pick up the missed classes at any future COVID RECOVERY : Relax & Restore program.

 

UNABLE to attend the MAY 24 program ?

  • Join a waiting list to start another program earlier, or meet on a different day / time :
    For those interested in having this program offered at another day or time, leave your name on the COVID RECOVERY : Relax & Restore waiting list by e-mailing ksomers@uoguelph.ca or call the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662.  Please specify which days and times you prefer to meet. A program can begin anytime there are 6 or more names on the waiting list.  To put your name on this waiting list... 
  • Arrange for a program to come to your workplace or community site : 
    The COVID RECOVERY : Relax & Restore program can be provided on-site at your workplace or community group site.   Call the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662 to make arrangements for sessions at your location. 
  • Make an appointment for private training : 
    Any of the COVID RECOVERY : Relax & Restore topics listed above can be provided in private, one-to-one training sessions. Daytime, late afternoon, and evening times are available on weekdays throughout the year. Call 519 824-4120, ext. 52662, or e-mail ksomers@uoguelph.ca to make a private appointment for individual training. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION :

If you wish more information or have any further questions, do not hesitate to e-mail ksomers@uoguelph.ca or call Kathy Somers at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662.  

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